2008 Online Catholic Liturgical Calendar (Year A)

All the Major Catholic Holy Days for 2008

This online Catholic Liturgical calendar lays out the 2008 Catholic Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials. Marked beside each observance is the level of festivity, whether the day is a holy day of obligation, if the day is a required fast or abstinence day, and which week of the four-week psalm cycle in the Liturgy of the Hours is to be used. Please see the key below to understand the symbols. Printer-Friendly Version: 2008 Online Catholic Liturgical Calendar (.pdf). We also have a Table of Movable Major Catholic Seasons and Holidays, with future dates of Easter and other movable holidays. We have included December 2008, part of the 2009 liturgical calendar, for your convenience.

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December 2007

2 - Advent Week 1 (Ob) (P1)
3 - Francis Xavier (M)
4 - John of Damascus (OM)
6 - Nicholas (OM)
7 - Ambrose (M); Vigil of the Immaculate Conception
8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
9 - Advent Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
11 - Pope Damasus I (OM)
12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe (M)
13 - Lucy (M)
14 - John of the Cross (M)
16 - Advent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
21 - (Peter Canisius) (OM)
23 - Advent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
24 - Christmas Eve
25 - Christmas (S; Ob); Begin Octave of Christmas
26 - Stephen (F)
27 - John (F)
28 - Holy Innocents (F)
29 - (Thomas Becket) (OM)
30 - Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (F; Ob) (P1)
31 - (Pope Sylvester) (OM)

January 2008

1 - Mary Mother of God (S; Ob)
2 - Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen (M)
3 - The Most Holy Name of Jesus (OM)
4 - Elizabeth Ann Seton (M)
5 - John Neumann (M)
6 - Christmas Season, The Epiphany of the Lord (S; Ob) (P2)
7 - Raymond of Penyafort (OM)
13 - Baptism of the Lord, United States (F; Ob)
13 (Night) - Ordinary Time Week 1 (P1)
17 - Anthony (M)
20 - Ordinary Time Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
21 - Agnes (M)
22 - Vincent (OM)
24 - Francis de Sales (M)
25 - Conversion of Paul (F)
26 - Timothy and Titus (M)
27 - Ordinary Time Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
28 - Thomas Aquinas (M)
31 - John Bosco (M)

February 2008

2 - Presentation of the Lord (F)
3 - Ordinary Time Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
5 - Agatha (M)
6 - Ash Wednesday (Fast); Beginning of Lent
8 - Lenten Friday; (Jerome Emiliani) (OM; A)
10 - Lent Week 1 (Ob) (P1)
11 - (Our Lady of Lourdes) (OM)
14 - (Cyril and Methodius) (OM)
15 - Lenten Friday (A)
17 - Lent Week 2 (Ob)(P2)
21 - (Peter Damian) (OM)
22 - Lenten Friday; Chair of St. Peter (F; A)
23 - (Polycarp) (M; A)
24 - Lent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
29 - Lenten Friday (A)

March 2008

2 - Lent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
3 - (Katharine Drexel) (OM)
4 - (Casimir) (OM)
7 - Lenten Friday; (Perpetua and Felicity) (M; A)
8 - (John of God) (OM)
9 - Lent Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
14 - Lenten Friday (A)
15 - Joseph, husband of Mary (S**)
16 - Holy Week Begins (P2); Palm Sunday (Ob)
17 - (Patrick) (OM)
18 - (Cyril of Jerusalem) (OM)
20 (Evening) - Paschal Triduum, Holy (Maundy) Thursday
21 - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion (Fast)
22 - Holy Saturday; Vigil of Easter
23 - Easter (Ob) (P1); Octave of Easter Begins
24 - Monday in the Octave of Easter (S)
25 - Tuesday in the Octave of Easter (S)
26 - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter (S)
27 - Thursday in the Octave of Easter (S)
28 - Friday in the Octave of Easter (S)
29 - Saturday in the Octave of Easter (S)
30 - Easter Week 2 (Ob) (P2); Last Day of Easter Octave; Divine Mercy Sunday
31 - Annunciation of the Lord (S**)

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April 2008

2 - Francis of Paola (OM)
4 - Isidore of Seville (OM)
5 - Vincent Ferrer (OM)
6 - Easter Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
7 - John Baptist De La Salle (M)
11 - Stanislaus (OM)
13 - Easter Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
20 - Easter Week 5 (Ob) (P1)
21 - Anselm (OM)
23 - George (OM)
24 - Fidelis (OM)
25 - Mark (F)
27 - Easter Week 6 (Ob) (P2)
28 - Peter Chanel; Louis Mary de Montfort (OM)
29 - Catherine of Siena (M)
30 - Pope Pius V (OM)

May 2008

1 - Ascension (Traditional) (S; Ob)
2 - Athanasius (M)
3 - Philip and James (F)
4 - Easter Week 7; Ascension (Some U. S. dioceses) (S**; Ob) (P3)
10 - Damien Joseph de Veuster of Moloka'i (OM); Vigil of Pentecost
11 - Pentecost; Ordinary Time Week 6 (S; Ob) (P2)
12 - Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras (OM)
13 - Our Lady of Fatima (OM)
14 - Matthias (F)
15 - Isidore the Laborer (OM)
18 - Holy Trinity; Ordinary Time Week 7 (S; Ob) (P3)
20 - Bernadine of Siena (OM)
21 - Christopher Magallanes and His Companions (OM)
22 - Corpus Christi (Traditional) (S; Ob)
25 - Corpus Christi (United States) (S**; Ob); Ordinary Time Week 8 (S; Ob)(P4)
26 - Philip Neri (M)
27 - Augustine of Canterbury (OM)
30 - The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (S)
31 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (F)

June 2008

1 - Ordinary Time Week 9 (S; Ob)(P1)
2 - Marcellinus and Peter (OM)
3 - Charles Lwanga and Companions (M)
5 - Boniface (M)
6 - Norbert (OM)
8 - Ordinary Time Week 10 (Ob)(P2)
9 - Ephrem (OM)
11 - Barnabas (M)
13 - Anthony of Padua (M)
15 - Ordinary Time Week 11 (Ob) (P3)
19 - Romuald (OM)
21 - Aloysius Gonzaga (OM)
22 - Ordinary Time Week 12 (Ob)(P4)
24 - Nativity of John the Baptist (S)
27 - Cyril of Alexandra (OM)
28 - Irenaeus (M)
29 - Peter and Paul; Ordinary Time Week 13 (S; Ob) (P1)
30 - First Martyrs of the Church in Rome (OM)

July 2008

1 - Bl. Junipero Serra (OM)
3 - Thomas (F)
4 - Elizabeth of Portugal; Independence Day (United States) (OM)
5 - Anthony Zaccaria (OM)
6 - Ordinary Time Week 14 (Ob) (P2)
9 - Augustine Zhao Rong and His Companions (OM)
11 - Benedict (M)
13 - Ordinary Time Week 15 (Ob) (P3)
14 - Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (M)
15 - Bonaventure (M)
16 - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (OM)
20 - Ordinary Time Week 16 (Ob) (P4)
21 - Lawrence of Brindisi (OM)
22 - Mary Magdalene (M)
23 - Bridget of Sweden (OM)
24 - Sharbel Makhluf (OM)
25 - James, Apostle (F)
26 - Joachim and Anne (M)
27 - Ordinary Time Week 17 (Ob) (P1)
29 - Martha (Memorial)
30 - Peter Chrysologus (OM)
31 - Ignatius of Loyola (M)

August 2008

1 - Alphonsus Liguori (M)
2 - Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard (OM)
3 - Ordinary Time Week 18 (Ob) (P2)
4 - John Vianney (M)
5 - Dedication of St. Mary Major (OM)
6 - The Transfiguration of the Lord (F)
7 - Pope Sixtus II and Companions; Cajetan (OM)
8 - Dominic (M)
9 - Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) (OM)
10 - Ordinary Time Week 19 (Ob) (P3)
11 - Clare (M)
13 - Pope Pontian; Hippolytus (OM)
14 - Maximilian Mary Kolbe (OM)
14 (Evening) - Vigil of The Assumption
15 - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
16 - Stephen of Hungary (OM)
17 - Ordinary Time Week 20 (Ob) (P4)
18 - Jane Frances de Chantal (OM)
19 - John Eudes (OM)
20 - Bernard (M)
21 - Pope Pius X (M)
22 - The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (M)
23 - Rose of Lima (OM)
24 - Ordinary Time Week 21 (Ob) (P1)
25 - Louis; Joseph Calasanz (OM)
27 - Monica (M)
28 - Augustine (M)
29 - Beheading of John the Baptist (M)
31 - Ordinary Time Week 22 (Ob) (P2)

September 2008

3 - Pope Gregory the Great (M)
7 - Ordinary Time Week 23 (Ob) (P3)
8 - The Birth of Mary (F)
9 - Peter Claver (M)
12 - The Most Holy Name of Mary (OM)
13 - John Chrysostom (M)
14 - The Exaltation of the Cross; Ordinary Time Week 24 (F; Ob) (P4)
15 - Our Lady of Sorrows (M)
16 - Cornelius; Cyprian (M)
17 - Robert Bellarmine (OM)
19 - Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf and Companions (M); Januarius (OM)
20 - Andrew Kim Taegon; Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (OM)
21 - Ordinary Time Week 25 (Ob) (P1)
23 - Pio of Pietrelcina (M)
26 - Cosmas and Damian (OM)
27 - Vincent de Paul (OM)
28 - Ordinary Time Week 26 (Ob) (P2)
29 - Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (F)
30 - Jerome (M)

October 2008

1 - Theresa of the Child Jesus (M)
2 - Guardian Angels (M)
4 - Francis of Assisi (M)
5 - Ordinary Time Week 27 (Ob) (P3)
6 - Bruno (OM)
7- Our Lady of the Rosary (M)
9 - Denis and Companions; John Leonardi (OM)
12 - Ordinary Time Week 28 (Ob) (P4)
14 - Callistus I (OM)
15 - Teresa of Avila (M)
16 - Hedwig; Margaret Mary Alacoque (OM)
17 - Ignatius of Antioch (M)
18 - Luke (F)
19 - Ordinary Time Week 29 (Ob) (P1)
20 - Paul of the Cross (OM)
23 - John of Capistrano (OM)
24 - Anthony Claret (OM)
26 - Ordinary Time Week 30 (Ob) (P2)
28 - Simon and Jude (F)
31 - Vigil of All Saints (Halloween)

November 2008

1 - All Saints (S; Ob)
2 - All Souls; Ordinary Time Week 31 (Unique, Ranked with Solemnities; Ob) (P3)
3 - Martin de Porres (OM)
4 - Charles Borromeo (M)
9 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome; Ordinary Time Week 32 (Ob) (P4)
10 - Pope Leo the Great (M)
11 - Martin of Tours (M)
12 - Josaphat (M)
13 - Frances Xavier Cabrini (M)
15 - Albert the Great (OM)
16 - Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude (OM)
17 - Ordinary Time Week 33 (Ob) (P1)
18 - Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul, Apostles (OM)
21 - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (M)
22 - Cecilia (M)
23 - Christ the King; Ordinary Time Week 34 (S; Ob)(P2)
24 - Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, martyrs (OM)
25 - Catherine of Alexandria (OM)
27 - Thanksgiving (United States) (OM)
30 - Advent Week 1 (Ob) (P1)

December 2008

3 - Francis Xavier (M)
4 - John of Damascus (OM)
6 - Nicholas (OM)
7 - Advent Week 2 (Ob) (P2)
8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S; Ob)
11 - Pope Damasus I (OM)
12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe (M)
13 - Lucy (M)
14 - Advent Week 3 (Ob) (P3)
21 - Advent Week 4 (Ob) (P4)
23 - John of Kanty (OM)
24 - Christmas Eve
25 - Christmas (S; Ob); Begin Octave of Christmas
26 - Stephen (F)
27 - John (F)
28 - Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph; Final Day of Octave of Christmas (F; Ob) (P1)
29 - (Thomas Becket) (OM)
31 - (Pope Sylvester) (OM)

Key

Symbol Meaning
Ob Holy Day of Obligation (includes all Sundays)
F Feast
S Solemnity
M Memorial
OM Optional Memorial
(feast name) Optional; Seasonal Celebration Takes Precedence
Fast Fast Day
A Abstinence Day
P# Week Number in Liturgy of the Hours 4-Week Psalm Cycle
** Feast normally falls on another day, but has been translated

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